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GMD 100 Intro to Game Engines: Search Strategies

What is "Controlled Vocabulary?"

What is Controlled Vocabulary and why do I need to use it?
Please follow the link below for some tips on using controlled vocabularly. (Provided by Weber State University Library)

Boolean Operators

Want to know more about creating effective searches using boolean operators? Follow the link below for information from UNC Asheville Libraries.

Controlled Vocabularly for GMD 100

Controlled vocabulary for searching the library databases and catalog.

3D character

3D design

3D rigging

computer aided design

computer animation

computer games

computer games AND design

computer games programming

computer graphics

computer program language

computer program language AND C

computer program language AND C ++

computer program language AND C sharp

computer program language AND java

computer program language AND objective C

computer program language AND python

computer programming

computer simulation

computer software

computer software development

debugging in computer science

electronic games

extreme programming

finite element method

game design

game development

game engine

game theory

games

Internet programming

java

JavaScript

object oriented programming

programming languages

programming languages AND C

programming languages AND C ++

programming languages AND C sharp

programming languages AND java

programming languages AND objective C

programming languages AND python

simulation methods

three-dimensional display systems

three-dimensional imaging

unity 3D

video games

video games AND design


Improving Your Results

How can I improve my search?

If you got too few results try one or more of these tips:

  • Use an OR with synonyms to broaden your search

  • Consult a thesaurus or index for more search terms

  • Reduce the number of concepts

  • Use more general terms

  • Use truncation to get variations or alternate spellings of your term

  • Use the broadest search possible (usually Keywords in most databases)

  • Check your spelling

  • Check to see if you used AND and OR properly

  • Check to see if you are using the best database for your topic

If you get too many results try one or more of these tips:

  • Use an AND to narrow your search

  • Use more precise terms

  • Use subject headings instead of Keywords

  • Consult a thesaurus or index for more narrower terms

  • Remove truncation

  • Search in a specific field, such as the Subject or Title field, instead of searching Keywords

  • Use limits such as language, years or document type.

Subject Guide

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